January 19, 2022
By Guns & Ammo Staff
FN America, LLC is pleased to announce that the first delivery of FN 509 MRD-LE pistols has been made to the Los Angeles Police Department. This first shipment of pistols will be issued to new officer recruits and instructors from one of the department’s training schools at the start of 2022. As released in August, the department officially adopted the FN 509 MRD-LE pistol as their newest duty pistol, selected from their extensive handgun trials after the FN 509 surpassed all expectations in performance during a 20,000 round endurance test.
“Since the announcement of the agency’s adoption of the FN 509 MRD-LE as their newest duty pistol, our team has conducted enhanced training for LAPD’s instructor staff, including specific coursework on the duty use of red dot optics,” said Charles “Bucky Mills, Sr. Director of Law Enforcement Sales for FN America, LLC. “This training will assist in building the foundation that their firearm instructor staff will utilize when training recruits and officers in the FN 509 MRD-LE pistol.”
Additionally, the agency continued their endurance testing on the two pistols that surpassed the initial 20,000-round test with zero malfunctions during their original selection process. Both pistols were fired to a combined 40,000 rounds and again, passed with zero malfunctions, a testament to the quality and reliability of the FN 509 MRD-LE duty pistol.
FN’s New 509 MRD-LE
The FN 509 MRD-LE delivers more precision and versatility than any other duty-rated handgun. Building on the proven FN 509 lineup, the exclusive upgrades for law enforcement place every advantage in an officer’s hands. The FN 509 MRD-LE is the only choice for agencies who require complete reliability. Pinpoint accuracy is made possible for all officers with a precision, hammer-forged barrel with recessed target crown, high-performance, conical striker and flat-faced, duty-rated trigger. With a positive wall at 90° before a clean break, officers maintain their sights on target through the full trigger pull. The FN Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System™ with co-witness tritium 3-dot iron sights, delivers rapid sight acquisition and consistent shot placement, vital when every shot must be accounted for.
To inquire about the FN 509 MRD-LE, LAPD’s newest duty-issue sidearm, for agency or individual office purchase, please contact the FN Law Enforcement Sales team at LE@fnamerica.com. More information about the FN 509 MRD-LE or FN’s other law enforcement products can be found at fnamerica.com/fn-509-mrd-le/.
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